Saturday, January 29, 2022

Flora and Fauna

The way the Pelicans can fly bare inches above the water and not get caught in a wave amazes me. Twelve in a row and away they went.

Today has been one of the nicest days we've had in a long time. Cool but the sun has been out all day. The first time in a while we've seen the iguanas out around the pool at Torres. There were five of them enjoying the sun. Two of them in this picture. 
King of the hill. Sitting on top of the rock. He is right at the side into the pool and some of the kids are very leery about passing by him. Funny to watch. But he never moved a bit as they went by.
Oh, oh might be a problem coming up. 
"Get that camera out of my face."
This one was quiet small. He never moved either. 
Dignified retreat. 
I'm still King of the Hill.
I like these flowers, They look so delicate. 
Hibiscus blooming at Torres. 
The rest of these pictures are of our plants. They too are enjoying the sun and no wind. 
The poinsettia are growing green leaves now instead of red ones.
The geraniums are blooming like crazy.
This one has more leaves than flowers, but lots of buds on it. 
Bill's tooth has flared up again. Now he is on very strong antibiotics and has date with oral surgeon on the 8th. Get it taken care once and for all. 

Friday, January 28, 2022

Some drone videos

Sunset Jan 26th - just pretty. not spectacular. 

Bill took the drone up just for the heck of it. A different view of sunset. 
A few pictures left over from when we did our short walk. These were after we got back in the car. Another building needing some TLC.
Trying to get a good picture of the Beetles, but seems like the sun is always in the wrong place. Is it just me or are the faces a little ... strange. Of course I haven't seen the actual cover in years. Forgot how old they were then. 
The yellow submarine. 
A building on Angel Flores that has been given a face life. Looks really good now. 
I think this one has been painted fairly recently too. 
A fishing boat way out in the water. Nets out. 
Tourist boat, maybe whale watching. 
Riding through a different part of town. Really nice iron work on the gate. 
Hope they get a neighbor who wants to restore soon. 
The blue line on the street starts at the cruise ship terminal and leads people who want to walk a ways right down town to the Plazuela Machado. 
The years are wearing this one away too. A lot of work in it. 
Four different homes here.
Many, many very small stores along the roads. About 20 feet wide if that. But most of them go back quite a ways. 
Sun rise yesterday morning. The early bird gets their picture taken. 
We went down by Valentino's in the afternoon again. For two reasons, take drone up and eat pizza at La Mona. Finally got a half way decent picture of the Mazatlan Family. 
Statue, Mazatlan sign and Valentino's. All tourist photos. 
Wow, no one in picture and some blue sky decided to show up. 
La Monas is just opening up. 
The next three pictures are snapshots from the drone. 

The turquoise strip is the bicycle path. It now runs from Cerritos in the north to Olas Altas in the south. 
Some video from the drone. Click here to be able to see it full screen. 

Sorry it looks jumpy it was fine until I ran it through the editing program to put it on UTube.  

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Centro walk

Tuesday morning we indulged our sweet tooth and went to Antigua again for delicious crepes for breakfast. I've taken enough pictures so not adding any from there today. But after breakfast we took a walk around the neighborhood. So some pictures from that. This one I just like the way it looked. Sunlight and shadows. And a pretty building. Some different things caught my eye. You can see La Antigua across the street. 

I had seen some graffiti while driving in area so wanted to check it out. I need to remember to not just snap the picture but to observe what the picture will show first. Never remember seeing the shadow when I took the picture. 
Time has taken its toll on this one. Looks like she has a big bug on her nose. It is actually a hole in the plaster. 
A look down one of the streets. Look at the cables! There was an article in the paper the other day about all the TV and Internet cables being strung around town. Look at the homes on the left side of the street. There are eight different ones. Each a different color. And no parking for any of them. 
Interesting garage door. One of the lucky homes to have a garage. Sometimes I wonder if they bought two buidlings to turn one into a garage. Or if it was done before historical restrictions were being enforced. 
Speaking of cables.....Spaghetti any one? There is a roof top restaurant up there. 
On this walk we passed several buildings with the original walls but empty and falling apart inside. The roof were made with wood beams that have rotted and fallen down. 
A couple still hanging on here. I hope that some of these places will be saved before they are completely gone. This area of town, as far as I can tell, was built in mid to late 1800's early 1900's.
Found some more graffiti. The windows in this old building have been sealed up.  A lot of work in this one. 
Bright sun and shadows don't make for good pictures - oh well. Best I could do. 
The top of this one was pretty well gone. Just flecks of paint left. See the alien and chicken.
Different. I wonder how old this is? 
The wind, sun and rain take their toll on everything. 
I find this interesting. All by itself. For who, when, why? I hope who ever it was for saw it and still sees it. 
Across the street another old building. Walls still standing. Everything inside falling apart. This building is almost a full square block. Nature is taking over. 
Old hand made bricks. Many layers of different colored plaster showing. 
Tile or plaster made to look like tile on these walls. 
Some of the old ceiling beams piles together in this room. Doors lead to a central patio. 

Looking into the patio. Some one got in there and left their mark. The bricks are start to dissolve. 
Lots of vegetation in this room. Check out the wood framing the door. 
You can see all the windows have bars on them to keep people out. Can see the building across the street. 
Heading up another street. These homes have been restored in lively colors. Love the colors here. 
Hum... just finished or did they run out of paint? I would guess just added on and not quite finished. 
A flowering vine growing across the roof. 
This is Angel's Lane. 
So What? you ask ... well because.
A close look at the flowers on this blooming tree. They resemble orchids. 
Guess who has been shopping in Panama Bakery. Looks like they have a lot of goodies. 
Like a dummy I forgot to take a picture of the building that this sign describes. First documentation 1830 and it is still in use today. 
And then back to the car for the ride home. Hope you enjoyed our stroll.